I brewed a light pils for the second time from a recipe posted on here by brewingdan in the past. I really liked the beer the first go 'round but thought it needed a tad more bitterness.
Here it is…I brewed this on Labor Day.
10 gallon batch OG 1.040 37 IBU’s
8 lbs Munich
4 lbs Pils
2 lbs Carared
1 oz saaz FW
2 oz hallertauer 60min
1 oz tettnang 60 min
1 oz saaz finish
WLP 838 Southern German lager yeast
I used RO water modified to the yellow, bitter profile w/ brunwater
Fermented at 50 for 41 days, cold crashed, kegged and fined in keg w/ gelatin
I tasted the beer last night. It’s very clear w/ a dense head. It tastes like an Octoberfest. Which is a bummer because I don’t really like the toastiness of most 'fests. I looked back at my notes from the first batch and questioned whether brewingdan got the amount of pils and munich reversed. It’s a good beer and doesn’t taste like a light beer. (I mashed at 156). Any thoughts on the flavor profile of a beer with this much Munich?